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pith and puissance

Basically a queer feminist theater maker who eats a lot of kale and watches too much television.
Apr 19 '14

theuppitynegras:

the three most important things you can ever ask yourself

(Source: belonely)

Apr 18 '14

Anonymous asked:

Hi. For a long time, I have identified as bisexual. I do like men and women. Recently, a friend told me that I am not bisexual because I am also attracted to transgender men and women (which doesn't make sense to me because they are still men and women), and because I am also attracted to people who don't identify as male or female. Basically, I can be attracted to anyone, men and women are just included in that. How do I define my sexuality? Do you know if there are other people like me..?

sapphrikah:

elffia:

Actually, this is a common misconception. Bisexuals are attracted to people of both the same gender and other genders. Pansexuals are attracted to people regardless of gender. This anon might be bisexual or pansexual, but either way they are not alone!

I… Okay. Apparently I’m the wrong one today. I don’t see how you can just up and modify the meaning of a term?

I’m not attracted to people “regardless” of gender, I don’t like the way that sounds. Gender isn’t a thing to disregard ever in any way.

Okay whatever.

I guess this bitch [me] is just queer then.

I’m not that into the hubbub.

I guess defining pansexuality probably isn’t a thing for me to do (since I’m bi), but I wanted to throw out there that being bi doesn’t mean that you’re not attracted to trans folk. (I’m bi and I definitely am.)

One thing that I do think is important (for me) is to keep identifying as bi/pan and not just queer (which I definitely used to do!) because it’s a helpful way to fight erasure and common misconceptions about what it means to be bi/pan.

Here is a super helpful slideshow that has helped me navigate the differences between bi- and pan- sexuality.

Another way of looking at it comes from neraiutsuze:

sapphrikah:

That’s pansexual, darling.

And you are by far not alone.

'homo' and 'hetero' are compound word roots meaning 'the same' and 'different'

bisexual means two choices, yes - but considering the choices given by homo/hetero are ‘same gender as me’ and ‘different gender to me’, those two choices are not reinforcing the gender binary”

Apr 18 '14
"I think we still live in a culture that assumes that men are single by choice and women are single because no one wants them."
Apr 18 '14

crewnex:

i am tearing up right now

(Source: worlpix)

Apr 18 '14

cardozzza:

punkrockluna:

instead of “I love you no matter what sexuality/race/gender you are!”

try “I love you and will celebrate your identity with you!”

YES. The things that make you who you am are not obstacles for someone to love you in spite of-if they love you in spite of the very things that help define you, they do not truly love you.

Apr 18 '14

iunia-kallistrate:

lauriliestuffs:

verbalizations:

i-smell-sex-and-coffee:

Why does it always seem pathetic when a girl is in love with a boy who doesn’t love her back, and romantic and heartbreaking when a boy loves a girl who doesn’t love him

you know exactly why

But I really don’t. ..

Because society’s kind of programmed us that way. Girls are objects to be desired not people capable of their own desire and shouldn’t want to be. So a girl who wants a guy (that doesn’t want her back) is just a girl who couldn’t get a guy to desire her while a guy who wants a girl (that doesn’t want him back) is a guy who’s yet to win the object of his desire.

(Source: pizza-weather)

Apr 18 '14

kingcheddarxvii:

*pulls out phone* “hey check out this meme”

"woah, don’t you know liking memes isn’t cool???"

"aha it’s a metaphor. i like the meme but i never press the reblog button. put it in your likes but never give it the power to ruin your blog"

Apr 18 '14
lonequixote:

Death and Life ~ Gustav Klimt

lonequixote:

Death and Life ~ Gustav Klimt

Apr 18 '14

Actual Critiques of Tumblr Social Justice:

sharkvajay:

  • Rampant racism and transphobia in feminism
  • The silencing of disabled voices in anti-ableism
  • The focus on white, hourglass-conforming cis women in fat pride
  • Social Justice Warriors who believe they are above their privileges
  • Ignorance and sometimes even rage in the face of prisoner rights

What you come up with:

  • MEAN.  SO MEAN.  MEAN MEAN MEAN.  MEAN TO MEE.
Apr 18 '14

Somebody, share your HBO GO login details with me

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Apr 18 '14

fifty-shadesofgay:

the bible said Adam and Eve not Ted and Robin

Apr 18 '14

Anonymous asked:

Hi. For a long time, I have identified as bisexual. I do like men and women. Recently, a friend told me that I am not bisexual because I am also attracted to transgender men and women (which doesn't make sense to me because they are still men and women), and because I am also attracted to people who don't identify as male or female. Basically, I can be attracted to anyone, men and women are just included in that. How do I define my sexuality? Do you know if there are other people like me..?

sapphrikah:

That’s pansexual, darling.

And you are by far not alone.

Actually, this is a common misconception. Bisexuals are attracted to people of both the same gender and other genders. Pansexuals are attracted to people regardless of gender. This anon might be bisexual or pansexual, but either way they are not alone!

Apr 18 '14

magictransistor:

Gabriel García Márquez, Cien Años De Soledad (One Hundred Years of Solitude), Primera edición, 1967.

Apr 17 '14
"When they’re babies, people will come up and say to you ‘Are they a boy or a girl?’ when the kid’s in the pram and you can’t tell. And immediately when you tell them which gender it is they will behave differently according to what you tell them. It got to the point where we didn’t want people to know what gender the baby was. Just treat it as you’d treat someone you wanted to be nice to! Why is it so important to you to know? And then you hear people saying ‘Oh, look at him, he’s a little flirt isn’t he’, or ‘Oooh, she’s gonna wrap you around her little finger’ and all this. What are you on about? She’s two months old, she’s just shat herself."
Alan Davies completely and utterly demolishing gender roles (via vanillanice)
Apr 17 '14

pjcalamity:

hermionejg:

pjcalamity:

rnedia:

everyone in harry potter treated luna like she was crazy for believing in weird shit like they didn’t go to wizard high school

This always made me so angry. Paired with Hermione’s inability to just chill the fuck out for five seconds and consider the likelihood of the Deathly Hallows being a thing. 

I can chill out. Just give me a copy of Hogwarts: A History.

You are literally the only person who’s read Hogwarts: A History.

(Source: neptunain)